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Mederma (Overview)

Mederma is an over-the-counter topical scar cream.


Mederma (Overview)

Mederma is an over-the-counter topical scar cream.


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Besides using mederma, is there anything else that my dr could prescribe me to get rid of my shingle scars on my body?

Besides using mederma, is there anything else that my dr could prescribe me to get rid of my shingle scars on my body?

Type of scar: The treatment depends on the problem causing the blemish is it a hyperpigmented scar, a depression, an ice pick, a cyst, etc. Depending on the diagnosis treatments include: silicone gel sheets or cream, sunblock, bleaching agents, peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, skin needling, camouflage, tattoo, excision, grafting, fillers, fat grafting, puch grafting, soft tissue rearrangement, etc. ...Read more

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Do I have to wait on my burn to heal in order to used mederma?

Do I have to wait on my burn to heal in order to used mederma?

Yes, heal & treat: Wounds need to be healed prior to using scar care creams like mederma. Superficial to mid-dermal burn wounds will usually heal within 2-3 weeks if the wound does not get infected. Infection can make the injury deeper. These wounds will heal with little or minimal scarring if the scar is protected form picking up pigment by exposure to uva/uvb. Deeper burns require specialist care including surgery. ...Read more

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Is Mederma effective for teenage stretch marks?

Is Mederma effective for teenage stretch marks?

Mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Does Mederma work fpr dermatofibroma?

Does Mederma work fpr dermatofibroma?

Not a scar: Mederma is proposed for scar improvement. A dermatofibroma is a benign tumor which originates in the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis and extends upwards. Nothing short of surgery will remove a dermatofibroma. ...Read more

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Which one works best for ice pick scars or box scars on face? Mederma Scar gel or Scarzone Scar Diminishing Cream SPF 15, 1 oz?

Which one works best for ice pick scars or box scars on face? Mederma Scar gel or  Scarzone Scar Diminishing Cream SPF 15, 1 oz?

Either one: Most doctors whom I know recommend Mederma. Both medicines have the same purpose. They are not expensive. Try one and see how it works ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to use Mederma while pregnant?

Is it dangerous to use Mederma while pregnant?

No problem!: Mederma is only an onion extract, so no. Whatever you are using it for will unlikely be improved, as well.. ...Read more

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I had a cut on my lip and i was putting peroxide on it but i learned that kills new skin cells. I'm now using Mederma for the scar but it doesn't look like it's going to heal the scar. Any other suggestions or is the tissue too dead from the peroxide?

I had a cut on my lip and i was putting peroxide on it but i learned that kills new skin cells.  I'm now using Mederma for the scar but it doesn't look like it's going to heal the scar.  Any other suggestions or is the tissue too dead from the peroxide?

Massage!: Don't beat yourself up too much about the hydrogen peroxide. It does slow healing of wounds, but lips heal so quickly, i doubt you did any harm. Scar massage takes time to work (2-3 months) and it cannot completely erase the scar. It will smooth and soften the scar and improve the color over time. Good luck! ...Read more

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